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Monday, 8 December 2008

5 Steps to Lose Your Weight And Change Your Mind Set

It is important to create some healthy thinking when beginning your weight loss journey in order to be successful.

There are 5 strategies that will help you create a healthy mindset towards losing weight and help you achieve your weight loss goals:
Make a Decision

Decide that you want to adopt a healthy way of life for the long term rather than start a fad diet. Make decisions about how much weight you want to lose, how much exercise you want to do and how you want to change your eating habits.
Make it Compelling

Try thinking about what it will cost you if you don't make these changes. Think about what it will cost you emotionally, physically, psychologically and financially. Think about the benefits of making these changes.
Make it a Must

List all the reason why you need to adopt a healthy lifestyle for the long-term. Decide it is a "must" not a "want", "should" or "maybe".
Make it Real

Schedule time to work on your health and fitness goals the same way you would schedule any other appointment. Make note of your health "appointment" in your diary so it becomes a priority. If you are not willing to schedule the time then maybe losing weight is not a "must" for you.
Take Action

Set goals for your weight loss, exercise and eating. Start by setting small daily and weekly goals to get you on your way to your long-term goals. Before you get on with your busy life commit to taking at least one action in the next 24-48 hours. What is the next step you will take?